a policy, especially by a national government or legislative body, of enacting restrictions on the amount of imported goods, immigration, etc.
Origin of restrictionism
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They have not followed the argument at all; they have only caught the catchwords of restrictionism.They Who Knock at Our Gates
If the Common Market should move toward protectionism and restrictionism, it would undermine its own basic principles.